South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with an electronic prescribing and medication administration (ePMA) system Better Meds in partnership with Better and Alcidion.
The aim of implementing an ePMA is to remove paper forms and manual processes as well as supporting safe prescribing decisions. As a result of having the ePMA, South Tees will have an improved audit trail of every medication dose administered, this means staff can have access to easier visibility of when patients are due their medication. As well as monitoring when medication is due, the system will also provide trend analysis enabling staff to easily identify potential issues early on so swift action can be taken.
Implementation of Better Meds ePMA was done in collaboration with Alcidion.
Roko Malkoč, Better Meds business unit director, said: “South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has shown high digital transformation maturity, resulting from the excellent internal alignment driven by an experienced team. We believe that collaboration with Alcidion in the trust will bring direct benefits with real-time access to all healthcare data for caregivers.”
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